Application Stories

  • Bio-fuel - Premature bearing failure traced to structural resonance

    A bio-fuel producer takes in waste oil products and turns them into renewable diesel. Shortly after a pump that is used to transfer hot hydrocarbons was repaired, it experienced bearing failure...

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  • Nuclear Powerplant - Continuous condition monitoring proves its worth in nuclear power plant

    A nuclear power plant in the process of a multi year shut-down program uses vertical turbine pumps to circulate cooling water. To help evaluate their performance, the pumps were fitted with i...

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  • Powerplant - Repeated condensate pump failures resolved using continuous monitoring data

    A geothermal powerplant in the California desert was plagued by frequent failures of their condensate pumps. On average the bearings and mechanical seals needed to be replaced every two weeks and...

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  • Chemical Process - Intelligent control ends string of failures with overflow pit pumps

    A petrochemical plant uses an overflow pit to collect the waste from several different chemical processes. Because the waste contains solids and mixed particulate matter, the pit was fitted with...

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  • Oil & Gas - Refinery

    A major European refinery has 700-800 pumps that must be maintained in top working condition. This was accomplished through a maintenance program based on measuring vibration using micro-log data...

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  • Chemical - Bad Actor Process Pump

    A North American-based chemical company has many pumps that must be maintained in top working condition. This was accomplished through a predictive maintenance program based on measuring vibration...

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  • Cooling Tower - Condition Monitoring from a Distance

    A critical cooling tower at a New Jersey hospital failed unexpectedly and an emergency repair was required. Prior to the failure, only annual vibration checks were allowed since the cooling tower...

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  • Petrochemical - Cut Data Collection Time in Half

    A major petrochemical additives company has a large number of pumps that must be maintained in top working condition at all times. This had been accomplished by measuring vibration using walkaround...

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  • Pulp & Paper - Paper Products

    To ensure productivity, a Fortune 500 paper manufacturer must keep all of their rotating equipment, including their tissue machine rolls, in top working condition. Normally this is accomplished...

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